How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord is one of the fan-favorite anime in the industry. It is relatable especially to gamers who are antisocial as these are the qualities of the series’ protagonist, Diablo.
Although the series received some bad feedback as others believe that the female characters are sexualized, a lot of anime fans still praise the show for its great action, comedy, and suspenseful sequences. Even better, the second season of How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord just started this year, and a lot of fans are excited about it.
With the show’s popularity, some fans can’t help but wonder if How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord is based on a manga or light novel. If so, is it complete, finished, or ongoing? Let’s find out!
Also known as The King of Darkness Another World Story: Slave Magic, How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord is actually a light novel series by Yukiya Murasaki. It is illustrated by Takahiro Tsurusaki. J-Novel Club decided to publish the English version of the novel.
Also, Naota Fukuda decided to make a manga adaptation, and eventually, an anime adaptation was made by Aija-do Animation Works.
The light novels finished with a total of 13 volumes. The last volume was released on June 2, 2020, with the English version on December 1, 2020. Meanwhile, the manga adaptation just finished on March 9, 2021. The English version has still not released volumes 12 and 13.
For those who are planning to read the light novel, they can easily go to the official site of J.Novel Club. The site also allows the reader to buy the novel if they want to.
Anime fans, on the other hand, can learn more about the second season of How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord here.